Visakhapatnam

Vizag zoo gets new inmates

Workers shifting a mugger crocodiles to Indira Gandhi Zoological Park in Visakhapatnam on Thursday.

Workers shifting a mugger crocodiles to Indira Gandhi Zoological Park in Visakhapatnam on Thursday.  

Tigers, crocodiles and jungle fowls brought from Karnataka

The Indira Gandhi Zoological Park (IGZP) on Thursday welcomed new inmates including two male Royal Bengal Tigers, two mugger crocodiles (a male and a female) and five red jungle fowls (three males and two females).

As part of the animal exchange programme, the animals and birds were brought from Pilukula Biological Park at Manguluru in Karnataka to the city by road. In return, the IGZP would send four wild dogs and five painted storks to the Karnataka zoo. According to the zoo authorities, there are Royal Bengal tigress at the zoo now and with the new arrivals, the number of tigers will be four.

Quarantine

“The IGZP already has three crocodile species and mugger crocodile will be the fourth,” zoo curator Yasodha Bai said.

For now, the tigers are kept in the Animal Rescue Centre (ARC) while the other animals are in the quarantine ward of the veterinary hospital. “The animals will be sent to their designated enclosures after the quarantine period,” Ms. Yasodha Bhai said.

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